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synonyms for pontificate

  • address
  • admonish
  • dogmatize
  • evangelize
  • harangue
  • lecture
  • minister
  • moralize
  • preach
  • teach
  • get on a soapbox
  • give sermon
  • pulpiteer
See also synonyms for: pontificator
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How to use pontificate in a sentence

In the wake of Francis’s surgery, Alberto Melloni, a church historian, argued that this pontificate has entered a concluding chapter, where he will have to make decisions about the final things he might want to prioritize.
POPE FRANCIS’S SURGERY ADDS URGENCY TO QUESTIONS ABOUT THE REMAINING YEARS OF HIS PAPACYCHICO HARLAN, STEFANO PITRELLIJULY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The pope of Rome sent him a full set of all the medals struck during his pontificate.
HISTORIC FREDERICKSBURGJOHN T. GOOLRICK
Cossa kept his word never to appeal against the sentence which stripped him of the pontificate.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 15, SLICE 4VARIOUS
His cosmography, like all of them, began with the creation and came down to the pontificate of Martin V who was then Pope.
THE LIFE OF JOAN OF ARC, VOL. 1 AND 2 (OF 2)ANATOLE FRANCE
Luther attacked not the abuses of the Roman pontificate, but the pontificate itself.
HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY, VOL 2J. H. MERLE D'AUBIGN
Ferdinando de Medici, then a cardinal, had just failed in his candidacy for the pontificate (outwitted by that fox Montalto).
ROMANCE OF ROMAN VILLASELIZABETH W. (ELIZBETH WILLIAMS) CHAMPNEY
During fifty years the pontificate remained in his family almost without interruption.
THE WORLDS GREATEST BOOKS, VOLUME XIII.VARIOUS
In the course of his pontificate, he had received two singular honours.
THE SONNETS, TRIUMPHS, AND OTHER POEMS OF PETRARCHPETRARCH
Rome held the pontificate of the dark ages—the royalty of the obscure; and France has been the pontiff of the ages of light.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 59, NO. 368, JUNE 1846VARIOUS
He sympathised with the projects of Adrian VI., and was a power during his brief pontificate.
A HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION (VOL. 2 OF 2)THOMAS M. LINDSAY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PONTIFICATE

  • approach
  • bespeak
  • call
  • deliver speech
  • deliver talk
  • discourse
  • discuss
  • get on a soapbox
  • give speech
  • give talk
  • greet
  • hail
  • lecture
  • memorialize
  • orate
  • pitch
  • pontificate
  • root for
  • sermonize
  • spiel
  • spout
  • stump
  • take the floor
  • talk
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